On July 11th at 9.35am I caught the coach to RNZAF base Ohakea for a week long Senior NCO course.
When we first arrived I was pleasantly surprised that we got individual rooms, unlike on the Juniors course! While Juniors was all about teamwork, Seniors was all about being independent, so we were pretty much just expected to do everything ourselves.
We had to be up at 6am and at breakfast at the mess at 6.45am. There was no alarm call and were expected to get ourselves up on time and get to places throughout the day without support/help.
During the week we were taught about instructional technique, leadership and drill which we were then tested on at different days during the week.
I felt that during the course I learnt a lot of useful skills that I can now take back to my Squadron. I am really happy that I went on the course, I had a lot of fun and met some really cool people – it was a great experience.